It is the progress time of digital technology and every year amount of produced data is increasing. Backing up all our data locally is very important but off-site backups should also be considered. Cloud systems promise to be the best cheapest storage where we can save our ever-growing data. Online cloud backups are always good for an overall backup plan, but it’s equally important to keep data secure, encrypted and backed up automatically. Here are the best five online backup tools for Ubuntu Linux users:
It’s a backup service by Code42 which has some excellent features. CrashPlan application can be installed for free on Linux computers and it can make local backups, backups to other computers and online backups to a friend’s computer. It has an easy-to-use interface and local backups happen quickly over Wi-Fi or wired LAN and online backups can take quite a while to upload data. It provides good security for backed up data and in this system data gets automatically encrypted with the account password. You can choose your own private password too. Choosing folders and files to backup is also simple and there are some advanced options which allow exclude certain file types from backups. Restoring data is also very easy as you can choose the destination where to restore from and which files to restore. CrashPlan works great on Linux, though there is no GUI installer available. Hence installing CrashPlan on Ubuntu requires some work in Terminal.
This is one of the most popular clients in cloud computing and most preferred online storage and data backup services. It works great on Ubuntu Linux and it offers 2GB free backup storage. Users can get additional 500MB, if the referral link is used to invite a friend to join the Dropbox community. Some bonus is also offered by some quests to complete a profile. In total 16GB free space is offered on Dropbox. It’s quite versatile and compatible with other major platforms too.
JungleDisk’s software will process all the files which need to be backed up. It includes encryption and navigation through the infrastructure, though it doesn’t has a storage facility. Data storage is done on Amazon or Rackspace cloud. Basically, JungleDisk is a subsidiary of Rackspace. It works great on Ubuntu Linux and it’s a cross-platform service too.
It’s again a multi-platform cloud service which is used for secure online backups. It offers folder syncing and sharing features, with main focus on security. It offers 2GB free online storage and 100GB extra storage available for $10 per month. You can simply select the files and folders which need to be backed up and files can be easily restored too. It offers a wide range of advanced features and it’s interface is quite a smooth one.
Wuala is an excellent cloud backup option for Ubuntu. It allows backing up files, syncing files, sharing files publicly or privately or simply use it as a big disk in the cloud. Its main focus is security and privacy and all files in Wuala are encrypted. Backing up data with Wuala is very easy as backup interval can be set and files can also be filtered by extension. Restoring files is also easy, but the files are not restored to the original location. It’s unique feature is ‘Time Travel’, which means if you are browsing a folder from the Wuala client, you can move a slider back and forth to see the changes.